Oculus Rift Pressed Into (Medical) Military Service

“Design and innovation consultancy, Plextek Consulting, has announced its successful project with the UK government’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to create a brand new medical immersive simulation training system for the military, using the virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift.

The smart solution can simulate pre-hospital care on the battlefield and allows trainees to negotiate and prioritise clinical needs, teaching teamwork and decision-making skills within high-stress ‘under-fire’ scenarios. Using the Oculus Rift, soldiers can look all around their surrounding environment, navigating with a hand-held controller to head across the virtual battleground and attend to the casualty.”

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